Gas prices remain the same as all eyes turn to Hurricane Florence, AAA says

Gas prices remain the same as all eyes turn to Hurricane Florence, AAA says



PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices have remained the same in the past week, but future pricing remains uncertain as a post-Labor Day declines clash against anticipated increases as Hurricane Florence prepares to batter the East Coast.

Prices at the pump on Monday were unchanged when compared to a week ago, according to a weekly survey through AAA Northeast. Prices are no averaging $2.86 in the state, two cents below the national average and 13 cents above prices a year ago.  

“Prices at the pump in our area are stable or dropping slightly, as predicted post Labor Day,” said Lloyd Albert, senior vice president of public and government affairs for AAA Northeast. “But Hurricane Florence, which is bearing down on South Carolina and Virginia, will likely have an impact on East Coast gas prices this week if the storm follows its projected path.”

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 40 cents, from a low of $2.69 to a high of $3.09. 

Jason Vallee


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